Capt. Glenn Walker
A marine surveyor with more than 25 years' experience in the U.S. Merchant Marine and yachting industry, Glenn Walker has served aboard a wide variety of commercial, government, and private vessels, and has managed numerous vessels with a broad range of capabilities in international environments. Glenn Walker's expertise encompasses personnel management, crew mentoring, vessel operations, project management, and customer relations.
Self-Employed Marine Consultant, Boston, MA
Marine Consultant | Providing independent marine surveying, consulting, claims handling, and expert witness services.
Captain, Project Manager | Responsible for modifications, maintenance, surveying, and transportation of high value motor and sailing yachts over 100 feet LOA, with worth in excess of $3.8 million. Vessels' operations and maintenance occurred across the Eastern U.S. and Caribbean in a range of yacht yards. Responsible for keeping vessels current on safety inspections, proper manning, addressing underwriter concerns, and providing required safety training for vessel crews; budgets in several projects exceeded $600,000.
Master / Mate | Routinely served on 92 GT tug engaged in vessel / dredge assist work and offshore towing.
Consultant | Consulted as expert witness for Ventker, Warman & Henderson, LLC, with regard to the grounding of a bulk carrier in Norfolk, VA. Case settled favorably out of court.
American Overseas Marine, Quincy, MA
Third Officer to Master | Aboard Ro Ro, Container, Heavy Lift, Breakbulk VL's
Master (1/2008 - 4/2011) | USNS Lopez: 675 foot Container, Ro Ro, Heavy Lift, V/L - Led teams on vessel movements, hazardous cargo handling, shipboard security, shipboard repair, and crew training. Managed vessel operating budgets and requisitions in excess of $400,000 per month. Responsible for overseeing ABS classed surveys, cargo surveys, safety inspections, port state control inspections, and external / internal audits. Implemented training matrices and meticulous record keeping policies for HSSE and vessel documentation. Cultivated and enforced a strong compliance environment for company SMS / ISM policies. Consulted for and represented American Overseas Marine in an oversight investigation between the operating company, customer, and shore-side terminal concerning lapses in cargo handling; vessel was considered a national asset, with cargo worth an excess of $1.8 billion; vessel consistently performed beyond expectations and received numerous awards from USN, USMC, and MSC.
Master, First Officer (4/2006 - 10/2007) | Hope Class LMSR 950 foot Ro Ro, Container, V/L - Managed $7 million 60-day dry docking period on USNS Pililaau at GMD shipyard in Bayonne, NJ. Co-developed shipyard specifications for deck-side vessel repair and ABS certificate renewals for cargo gear, safety equipment, life saving apparatuses, overall outside vessel preservation, and hull inspection. Conducted regular interaction with senior level shipyard personnel regarding safety and security concerns, vessel budgets, timelines, and production shortfalls. Proved instrumental in improving fleetwide ISO 14001 policies and vessel security practices.
First Officer (12/2002 - 12/2005) | USNS Stockham 930 foot Ro Ro, Container, Heavy Lift V/L - Managed loading, discharging, and securing high-value military equipment to be transported from multiple ports in the U.S. to the Persian Gulf. Co-managed and developed shipyard specifications for $12 million 60-day modification at BAE Systems, Norfolk, VA, to convert ship from Ro Ro vessel to special forces platform used in special ops overseas; conversion project included addition of helicopter decks, offshore fuel delivery systems, additional foam fighting systems, and improvements to hazardous cargo stowage. Developed and managed procedures for USN support, including retrieval / launching of small USN attack craft, ammo handling, vessel / helicopter refueling operations, and embarked personnel indoctrination. Vessel operated beyond USN and USMC expectations, resulting in large bonuses to the crew and operating company.
Third Officer to Master (11/1990 - 11/2002): Ro Ro, Breakbulk, Heavy Lift, Liquid Cargo V/L - Promoted from third officer ultimately to Master across duration of term. Acted as Master / Senior Officer in charge of numerous ABS, USCG, & USN security and COI inspections. Led shipboard personnel in numerous internal and external vessel audits. Proficient at interpreting USCG, SOLAS, CFR, MARPOL, IMO, NFPA and OSHA regulations. Adept at developing operational checklists concerning cargo operations, vessel navigation, emergency preparedness, new crew member indoctrination, and security practices. Extensive computer skills using ABS's NS5 ship management software and ABS-approved vessel stability and PM programs. Routinely led safety and production meetings with shipboard / shore-side personnel concerning interactions with vessel and terminal / shipyard to attain common goals. In charge of handling multiple cargo types (Containers, Ro Ro, Heavy Lift, Breakbulk, Liquid) with a wide variety of equipment at numerous international terminals. Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal skills in working with senior level customers, inter-company personnel, union laborers, terminal personnel, and regulatory bodies. Skilled at technical and hands-on background operating, and maintaining and repairing large electro-hydraulic shipboard equipment including cranes, ground tackle equipment, large Ro Ro ramps, shore-based heavy equipment, container handlers, and fork trucks.
Western Atlantic Investments, Hingham, MA
Site / Project Manager | In charge of developing residential and commercial real estate sites from raw land into developed properties; sites worth excess of $25 million. Responsible for researching raw property values and using analytical assessment to determine whether to proceed with purchase and development initiatives. Implemented work scopes, managed sub-contractors, developed budgets and timelines, and monitored vendor / contractor progress. Instrumental in developing company's Excavating Division through research, testing, and procuring heavy equipment.
International Organization of Masters, Mates, and Pilots, Baltimore, MD
Third Officer | Sailed for Sea Land, Ogden Marine, and Puerto Rican Marine. In charge of vessel safety equipment Navigational Bridge Watch and in-port Cargo Watch, and crew safety and training. Vessels engaged in international trade handling included Ro Ro, Container, and Bulk Cargo.
Education & training
Massachusetts Maritime Academy | Buzzards Bay, MA
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Marine Transportation
USCG Masters Unlimited License
W/Master of Towing Endorsement
USCG & USN: Numerous training certificates and endorsements
Secret Clearance, renewed 11/2005